Promote the Vote aims to advance voting rights for the people of Michigan. However, it is imperative that we get enough signatures this final weekend. Places to sign petition are inside (by date, then location):
Just because a petition was not submitted in time for the ballot doesn’t mean it won’t rear its ugly head in the legislature
The first attempt at anti-lynching legislation occurred in 1900 when Rep George White (R-NC) — the only black member of Congress at the time — introduced legislation that would have prosected lynchings at the federal level. Since that time, anti-lynching bills were introduced and failed nearly 200 times! Between 1882 and 1968 more than 4000…
by Leslie Kamil, OTR/L, MS, JD How petitions work in Michigan Michigan citizens can file a petition with the state government to establish a new law, repeal a newly-enacted law through a referendum or amend the state’s constitution. Groups that want new legislation or a constitutional amendment must submit a copy of their petition to…
The Freedom to Vote Act remains in suspended animation in the Senate as Joe Manchin has failed to convince a single Republican to support the Act. The situation will not change unless and until the Senate carves out an exception to the filibuster for voting rights legislation. A group of scholars representing dozens of universities has published a statement urging the Senate to modify the filibuster to pass the Freedom to Vote Act.
The BEST way to elect progressives is to invest in the grassroots organizing groups that are on the ground 24/7/365 doing the work to go beyond platitudes and instead are achieving public policy wins for normally marginalized people at the local, state and national levels.
They also help these people organize themselves so that they can advocate for their own priorities — a novel concept— which leads to them BEING and, importantly, FEELING empowered. This leads to increased trust in institutions and the political system, which in turn grows participation and voter turnout.
Americans across race, place of origin, and zip code turned out in record numbers to stand with and for each other, despite the pandemic and deliberate barriers from day-long lines to the elimination of drop boxes.
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